Business Development Manager, Private Brands

Save-On-Foods - Langley, BC (19 days ago)

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Come join BC’s fastest growing grocery retailer in an exciting and challenging Business Development role!

Save-On-Foodsis one of Western Canada's largest employers. Our legacy of outstanding value and customer service dates back more than 100 years largely due to our commitment to going the extra mile!

We are driven to meet the specific needs of each community we serve and have grown to become Western Canada’s premier grocer with four banners and more than 170 locations from British Columbia to Manitoba and the Yukon.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager, Private Brands to join our team in Langley, BC.

Reporting to the Director of Private Brands, you will responsible for managing a portfolio of business initiatives while delivering customer focused Private Brand product and program solutions for Save-On- Foods. Your role will include increasing Save-On-Foods share of sales and penetration of the Private Brand products to maximize profitability along with the individual development, implementation and management of their assigned portfolio.

Your key business partners will include “Daymon” (a 3rd party industry leader in driving sales and profits for exclusive Private Brands) as well as Sales, Marketing, Merchandising, Promotion, Product Development and Package Design.

You will be responsible for:

  • Achieving budgeted goals.
  • Managing a portfolio of Private Brand programs and products that support the “Build Value” pillar of the Save-On-Foods strategy plan.
  • Aligning with Merchandising Category Managers to develop Private Brand category business plans, encompassing analysis of current share and penetration, optimal mix, shelf placement, promotional plans, pricing and merchandising recommendations.
  • Performing, coordinating and leading the analysis and measurement of: penetration; marketing plans; promotions; pricing; in-store displays; merchandising strategies; and inventory forecasting.
  • Interpreting trends and other sales analysis data to guide supplier activity and drive the development of innovative products in your assigned categories.
  • Executing new strategic initiatives for the assigned categories.
  • Performing activities in a consultative manner, advocating using a fact-based approach for Private Brand programs.
  • Collaborating and building relationships with Private Brand suppliers to enhance relationship and alignment.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Business Diploma or Degree (or related work experience) and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in retail management.

You have:

  • Proficient in data reporting resources I.E. AC Nielsen, Business Intelligence Systems, Excel, Power Point, Word.
  • An understanding of the Private Brand competitive landscape and best practices.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Project Management skills coupled with strong business acumen.
  • Experience in marketing, category management or product development is an asset.

You are:

  • A Self-starter and able to work under pressure balancing multiple projects working towards defined deadlines.
  • A strong communicator (verbal and written).
  • Capable of influencing key decision makers.
  • Able to work collaboratively.
  • A strategic and tactical thinker.
  • A team player with a focus on delivering “Always Customer First” service.

What we offer

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer a great range of benefits, a company pension plan, free access to our onsite gym, free parking, team member offers, and opportunities for development and career progression.

Save-On-Foods is an inclusive team-oriented environment where we recognize achievements and celebrate them.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Retail Management: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)